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Dish TV Just Lost Channels in 9 Areas

Dish is one of the most popular TV providers in the United States, with millions of subscribers. Unfortunately, an old-fashioned carriage dispute means many Dish customers just lost access to at least one of their local chann…

Why Do TV Speakers Sound So Bad?

The picture quality of modern TVs is better than ever so it’s a shame the same can’t be said about the sound quality. So how did we get here, and how much do you need to spend to fix the problem?

Are Black Friday TVs Really a Scam?

Televisions are always one of the hottest items when Black Friday sales roll around. Many people wait until the holiday season to buy a TV. The deals sometimes sound too good to be true, but is that actually the case?…

How to Make Your TV Last Longer on Backup Power

With blackouts possible at any time, many people use battery backup to keep their TVs on while the lights are out. TVs can be power-hungry, but you can drastically cut their consumption and, ideally, keep watching until power…

What Ever Happened to Plasma TVs?

Once regarded for their picture quality, plasma TVs no longer have a place in the market. But what led to the disappearance of this TV technology? And if you’re looking for a plasma TV replacement, what should you get?…

What’s the Best TV Viewing Distance?

The distance you sit from your TV plays a significant role in getting an immersive experience. If you sit too close, you may notice pixel-level imperfections or strain your eyes, but if you sit too far, you may miss smaller d…

What Is Quantum Dot Technology?

Quantum dots are making waves in the world of TVs and monitors, but what are they exactly? Is this just another abuse of the word “quantum” by marketers, or are these dots as amazing as they’re made out to be?…

What Is the Dirty Screen Effect?

Something you may encounter when purchasing a new TV is poor color uniformity on a black background, also known as the “dirty screen effect” or DSE for short. So what causes it, and is there anything you can do about it?…

Super Bowl 2022: Best TV Deals

Super Bowl LVI is almost here. If you are looking to upgrade your living room setup before the big game, retailers are offering significant discounts on some of the most popular televisions. And, we have handpicked the best T…

The Successor to HEVC: What Is the AV1 Codec?

Most modern devices now include support for hardware-accelerated media decoding, which allows for more efficient compression and better quality video. The next leap in quality will come from the successor to HEVC, known as AV…

The Best QLED TVs of 2022

QLED TVs promise to offer fantastic picture quality, but in a market full of televisions with quantum dot technology, it can be hard to choose the best. To help, we have handpicked the best QLED TVs you can buy….

Is an 8K TV Worth Buying Without 8K Content?

Thinking of buying an 8K TV? There’s very little native content available, so upscaling is likely to be your best friend for several years to come. Is upscaling good enough, or should you wait? Let’s take a look….

What Is HDR10+ Gaming?

HDR10+ Gaming is the latest technology to expand the scope of the HDR10+ standard. It is debuting on Samsung TVs and gaming monitors. But how does it improve your gaming experience, and what do you need to enjoy HDR10+ Gaming…

How to Update Your Roku TV or Streaming Device

Want to force an update on your Roku TV or streaming stick? Your device regularly checks for updates in the background, but a manual update can sometimes be necessary, like when streaming issues arise. Here’s how to do it….

How to Add Gigabit Ethernet to a TV Without It

TV manufacturers have rushed to improve their latest models with fast HDMI 2.1 ports capable of supporting 4K gaming at 120Hz in glorious HDR. Unfortunately, most of the same models still use outdated 100Mb Ethernet ports. Fo…
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